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VIFF Review: The Face of an Angel

Posted by Matthew on October 04, 2014
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VIFF 2014

The Face of an Angel / Daniel Bruhl

A few years ago a young British woman was murdered in Sienna, Italy. The case gained worldwide attention as the girls American roommate and friend was accused, tried, and convicted of the crime and then later acquitted on appeal.

The Face of an Angel is a fictionalization of this case. Sort of. Rather than going for the true crime, based on a true story type film director Michael Winterbottom and writer Paul Viragh instead opt to tell the story of a washed up film director in Sienna trying to find a story among the city, the massive media presence, and local characters during the appeal trial.

Yes, we’re basically talking about a director making a film about a director trying to make a film about a real life story. And also using Dante’s Inferno as a frame for the story. Yeah. It’s a bit weird. Not what I’d call bad, but definitely weird.

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Episode Thirty Three: Total Recall

Posted by Matthew on August 10, 2012
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This week we only have one thing to talk about and that’s the Total Recall remake starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel.

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